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The classic roadster has never been so modern. Advanced power, agile handling, and innovations in performance, safety and in-car technology are wrapped in a fresh new look and given a new name: SLC. From its diamond grille to its shapely LED tail lights, every detail comes together with sporty elegance. Turbocharged muscle—including a new AMG-enhanced biturbo—is brought to life through a paddle-shifted 9-speed automatic. And a sport-tuned chassis lets you, your SLC and the open road feel an intimate bond.
Classic sports-car proportions and modern elements fuse to make the new SLC a roadster for the road ahead. Expressively designed headlamps flank a new diamond grille in black, while new lower bodywork wraps around the body, hugging the road and embracing the large wheels. At the rear, the double-acting trunklid elegantly hides its seams from the profile view, while sleek new LED tail lights leave a lasting impression.
High-tech and turbo power squeeze more performance from less fuel. The 2.0-liter four’s twin-scroll turbo quickly spins up to 230,000 rpm to put all 273 lb-ft of torque on tap from just 1,300 rpm. Rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune their response with millisecond speed. A new paddle-shifted 9-speed makes the most of all that power.
Each of the SLC’s deeply bolstered sport seats combines enduring comfort on the open road with enthusiastic support in corners. Available hand-fitted leather benefits from an innovative sun-reflecting treatment. Standard heating, power adjustment and memory makes enjoying them a breeze in any season.
In addition to standard LED Daytime Running Lamps and fibre-optic LED tail lights, the active LED High Performance Lighting System offers performance benefits with distinctive style. Its Adaptive Highbeam Assist and Active Curve Illumination help shine the most light where you need it most, whether you’re on a straightaway or in a curve.
The AMG-enhanced biturbo V-6 in the new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 generates 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. Its rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection respond lightning quick, much like the new paddle-shifted 9-speed features AMG sport programming. The red-striped engine cover signifies the impressive roster of AMG enhancements within, all ready to be unleashed by you.
**** These estimates are based on Government of Canada testing methods. The actual fuel consumption of this vehicle may vary. Refer to the Government of Canada Fuel Consumption Guide.